Download Essays: A Fully Annotated Edition by Henry D. Thoreau, Jeffrey S. Cramer PDF

By Henry D. Thoreau, Jeffrey S. Cramer

This new choice of Thoreau’s essays lines his trajectory as a author for the shops of his day—the periodical press, newspapers, and compendiums—and as a widespread presenter at the neighborhood lecture circuit. via arranging the writings chronologically, the amount re-creates the adventure of Thoreau’s readers as they his constructing principles over time.

Jeffrey S. Cramer, award-winning editor of six prior volumes of works through Thoreau, deals the main exact textual content on hand for every essay and gives handy on-page annotations. He establishes context and publications the reader via strange allusions and references, plumbing the depths of Thoreau’s writings with remarkable insight.

Among the essays during this book:

· The final Days of John Brown
· Resistance to Civil executive [Civil Disobedience]
· Thomas Carlyle and His Works
· usual historical past of Massachusetts
· and plenty of more

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Download Why Not? by Mary Wormell PDF

By Mary Wormell

Pleased, richly patterned linocuts seize the farmyard enjoyable A story of pussycat mischief Barnaby is a kitten who takes it upon himself to attempt to chase and scare and annoy all of the animals at the farm. His mom continuously catches him, yet whenever she tells him to not do anything, he counters with "Why not?" and runs off - until eventually he unearths himself caught among bales of hay. The youngest of youngsters will relate to the straightforward temptation of being naughty for naughtiness' sake, and should fortunately take part Barnaby's chorus of "Why not?" The outstanding photos purely upload to the thrill. Full-color photos all through

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Download The Thread: A Mathematical Yarn by Philip J. Davis PDF

By Philip J. Davis

In a hugely own tale that spans centuries, continents, cultures, and scholarly disciplines, the writer discusses solutions to quite a few stimulating questions and binds all of them right into a coherent and enjoyable complete. Halftone and line drawings.

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Download Quando la fantasia ballava il boogie by Goffredo Parise, S. Perrella PDF

By Goffredo Parise, S. Perrella

Parlando di Joseph Cornell, uno degli artisti che più amava, Parise addita nel «colpo d’occhio» l. a. chiave del suo sistema interpretativo. Ma proprio l. a. capacità di racchiudere in un dettaglio l. a. segreta morfologia di un personaggio è l. a. qualità che più colpisce in questi scritti, dove Parise ci parla soprattutto degli autori e dei libri che consistent with lui hanno contato (con «incursioni ingiustificate» nel mondo dell’arte, della pittura e del cinema). E ogni volta abbiamo l’impressione che in quel dettaglio di somma densità precipiti in maniera definitiva ciò che volevamo sapere. Dettaglio spesso fisico, corporeo, colto con lo sguardo e con tutti gli altri sensi, al di là di ogni confine tra umano, animale e vegetale: come «l’attenzione-lampo» degli occhi di Montale, perle che intravediamo attraverso «la fessura delle valve»; l. a. «carne lustra e i pori fumanti» di Comisso, «verdura grassa come i cavoli, le verze e l’insalata»; il viso «di diavoletto o di pipistrello» di Kawabata, indizio di una sensualità potente e tragica, tutta mentale – o l. a. folgorante postura in cui viene ritratto Gadda: «E nel capire, convinto invece di a long way confusione e di non capire un bel nulla, un dolore in forma di lacrima ideale gli corse lungo los angeles guancia».
Con l. a. stessa brusca irruenza (e irriverenza), come al ritmo di un boogie, Parise riscatta Maugham, giudicato scrittore «di seconda classe» perché leggibile e popolare, paragonandolo a un marito – un marito è «uno che c’è sempre» –, e definisce "Le finestre di fronte" di Simenon (siamo nel 1985) un «capolavoro», dove «scene costumi e nomi e personaggi ... paiono coperti della cipria bianca della pittura surrealista e metafisica». in step with Parise, del resto, l’arte della lettura è un sentimento: non sorprende allora che dalla lettura di un romanzo di Piovene scaturisca un sogno e che solo dal sogno discenda il giudizio critico: «sentivo che, sbrogliando il sogno, avrei penetrato il romanzo, dal di dentro, in modo più intimo e degno, in keeping with me, che non con gli strumenti della sola ragione critica». «Mi pareva, fiutando più che leggendo i documenti che venivano da fuori, che l. a. fantasia, cioè il subconscio, dovesse avere l. a. prevalenza sul conscio, cioè sullo storico. Mi pareva che los angeles sensazione soggettiva, los angeles sempre inesatta pressione del sangue, cioè il sentimento individuale non potesse prestarsi advert alcuna oggettivazione e infine che l’assurdo, il non storico, il casuale e l’oscuro che è in noi nel suo perenne filmato dovesse prevalere sullo storico, e non programmaticamente ma in modo quasi gestuale, smembrato, come il boogie appunto».

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Download In the American Grain (Second Edition) (New Directions by William Carlos Williams PDF

By William Carlos Williams

A new version of William Carlos Williams’ loving and groundbreaking booklet approximately American background, with a brand new creation through Rick Moody.

even if prominent via D. H. Lawrence, this contemporary vintage went in general overlooked in the course of the years after its booklet in 1925. but it truly is “a primary booklet, crucial if one proposes to come back to phrases with American literature” (Times Literary Supplement). William Carlos Williams was once no longer a historian, yet he was once serious about the feel of yank background. starting with Columbus’s discovery of the Indies and relocating on via Sir Walter Raleigh, Cotton Mather, Daniel Boone, George Washington, Ben Franklin, Aaron Burr, Edgar Allan Poe, and Abraham Lincoln, Williams present in the cloth of usual episodes new colors of that means and configurations of personality. He introduced a poetic mind's eye to the duty of reconstructing a dwell culture for american citizens, and what effects is among the best works of prose to were penned by way of any author of the 20 th century.

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Download The Great Awakening: A Buddhist Social Theory by David R. Loy PDF

By David R. Loy

The main crucial perception that Buddhism bargains is that every one our person affliction arises from 3 and basically 3 assets, identified in Buddhism because the 3 poisons: greed, ill-will, and myth. In The nice Awakening, pupil and Zen instructor David Loy examines how those 3 poisons, embodied in society's associations, lie on the root of all social maladies besides. the lessons of Buddhism current a manner that the person can counteract those to relieve own affliction, and within the The nice Awakening Loy boldly examines how those teachings may be utilized to associations or even entire cultures for the relief of soreness on a collective level.

This ebook might help either Buddhists and non-Buddhists to gain the social significance of Buddhist teachings, whereas offering a theoretical framework for socially engaged participants of society to use their non secular ideas to collective social matters. The nice Awakening exhibits how Buddhism can assist our postmodern international strengthen liberative chances in a different way obscured through the anti-religious bias of lots modern social thought.

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Download To Jerusalem and Back (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) by Saul Bellow PDF

By Saul Bellow

You take a seat at dinner with captivating humans in a eating room like all different. but you recognize that your hostess has misplaced a son and that her sister misplaced teenagers within the 1973 conflict. A truth of Jewish lifestyles left unchanged via the construction of a Jewish kingdom is that, "You can't take your correct to like for granted".

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Download The Letters of the Rozmberk Sisters: Noblewomen in by John M. Klassen, Eva Dolezalová, Lynn Szabo PDF

By John M. Klassen, Eva Dolezalová, Lynn Szabo

The letters of the Rozmberk sisters, Perchta and Anézka, provide a shiny perception into how medieval ladies considered themselves. Perchta's letters tell her father that his selection of a husband for her has triggered her determined disappointment and sorrow during which loss of life turns out a greater replacement. regardless of her disappointment and her nearly overall dependence on others, even though, Perchta undertook to take keep watch over of her personal destiny and to enhance the conditions of her lifestyles. Her letters have been the ability wherein she educated her father and brothers of her distress and persuaded them to do so, and within the technique they let us know approximately her expectancies of admire and companionship in marriage. The letters of either sisters convey them to be ladies with a full of life experience in their personal dignity and supply insights into the hopes and disappointments, joys and vexations of fifteenth-century ladies. The letters additionally introduce theenvironment and the actions of day-by-day fort existence, and provide an intimate photograph of kin lifestyles within the 15th century.JOHN M. KLASSEN is Professor of heritage at Trinity Western college, Canada. He was once assisted within the translations through EVA DOLEZALOVA, ancient Institue, Prague, and LYNN SZABO, Trinity Western collage.

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Download Dedicated to the People of Darfur: Writings on Fear, Risk, by Luke Reynolds PDF

By Luke Reynolds

Life's alterations. They occur on a daily basis. a few huge, a few small. a couple of are very own. Others effect the area. devoted to the folks of Darfur: Writings on worry, threat, and wish contains unique and encouraging essays that commemorate the glories won from taking dangers, breaking down limitations, and overcoming any obstacles.Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, a gallery of O.Henry award recipients, and lots of best-selling authors come jointly to proportion own and compelling demanding situations and stories. From contemplations on prior drug use to reflections on gun keep an eye on, social justice, ardour and its sacrifices, and adventures similar to skydiving, hiking, and golf, the themes fluctuate vastly. This kaleidoscopic anthology is a remark at the lives of well-known literary artists and usual voters who've made easy, but strong offerings that provoked switch in one's self and for humanity?much an identical approach that Luke and Jennifer Reynolds do through construction this beneficial assortment for readers and the realm of human rights.Not too in the past, as suffering graduate scholars, Luke and Jennifer Reynolds conceived this uniquely themed quantity with a view to bring up cash to help finishing the genocide in Darfur. a few humans hold indicators, others make speeches, many take motion. what's so much exact approximately this ebook is that it extends past phrases and concepts, right into a tangible attempt to impression swap. To this finish, all royalties from the revenues of devoted to the folk of Darfur:Writings on worry, danger, and wish will gain The shop Darfur Coalition, a company that seeks to finish the genocide in Darfur, Sudan.

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